Best cities in Bhutan to visit

Bhutan is a country located in the mountainous region of the Eastern Himalayas and is one of the cleanest countries in South Asia.

Let me tell you that Bhutan is also known as “Land of the Thunder Dragon”. It is a country with no colonial history and the Wangchuk family has maintained unity in the country.

Bhutan is bordered by the Indian states of Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh. 

It is the constitutional duty of Bhutan to protect the environment and for your information let me tell you that 60% of this country is still forest.

Bhutan is the first carbon negative country in the world to ban the sale of tobacco. Bhutan is a country full of many tourist destinations that are a paradise for nature lovers. 

Many people like to visit here because of its natural beauty. Read this article if you are planning to visit Bhutan

If you want to know the best time to visit Bhutan, tell us that March to May (Spring) and September to November are the best time to visit.

 Climate also varies from place to place in Bhutan due to its altitude. March-May is the season of spring and beautiful scenery can be seen everywhere.

1. Paro

Paro is a small town located in Bhutan’s Paro Valley, home to 155 temples and monasteries. It is situated on the banks of the Chu River at an altitude of about 2280 meters, covering an area of ​​1259 sq.m.

is spread over the area. Paro attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.

Let me tell you that Paro is the only international airport in Bhutan and is considered the most challenging airport to land in.

Paro is full of many attractions that one must visit. One of Bhutan’s most iconic monasteries is the Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang, perched on a cliff in the town of Paro.

Apart from this, Paro has many places that are most visited by tourists, from monasteries to museums to name a few. 

Places to visit in Paro include Rinpung Dzong, Bhutan National Museum and Paro Weekend Market.

2. Thimphu

Thimphu is known as the center of Bhutan which is located in the central-western part of the country. Thimphu is also the capital of Bhutan, which was declared the capital in 1961 after Punakha.

It is a place in Bhutan that is also known for its nightlife. Thimphu is one of the places in the country that still retains the Bhutanese tradition as it has various architectural structures such as the Buddha Dordenma, which can be seen entering Thimphu.

Major attractions here are Textile Museum, Library, Art School and Weekend Market. About an hour away from Paro International Airport, Thimphu is a blend of both tradition and modernity. 

Let me tell you an interesting story, Thimphu is the only capital city where there are no traffic lights.

3. Punakha

Punakha is one of the 20 districts (Zhongkhags) of Bhutan located at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level and offers a wonderful view of the Himalayas. It was the former capital of Bhutan until 1955.

This place is great for mountain biking and trekking. Besides, you can enjoy one of Bhutan’s most popular adventure sports – river rafting in the Po Chu River. If you are going to Bhutan, you must visit Punakha.

4. Wangdue Fodrang

Wangdeu Phodrang is one of the largest districts in Bhutan, full of monasteries and temples, wildlife and rustic villages.

The city is home to many plant and animal species, with Wangdeo Centennial Park in the north and Jigme Dorji National Park in the southeast.

Here tourists can see orchid, rhododendron, blue poppy and rare animals like red panda, snow leopard, blue sheep and black bear.

Wangdu Phodrang is a very good place for nature lovers. If you are planning to visit Bhutan then you must visit Wangdeu Phodrang tourist spots.

On the western slopes of the Black Mountains lies the bowl-shaped valley of Wangdu Phodrang which offers breathtaking views of green fields.

Let me tell you that this valley is home to the endangered black-necked crane that frequents the area in winter. Phobjikha Valley, also known as Gangte, is one of the few glaciers in the country.

The valley, bordering the Jigme Singe Wangchuck National Park, is at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level, so it is very cold. 

Phobjikha Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan where tourists can also enjoy trekking. 

Phobjikha Valley is a paradise for bird watchers and trekkers, here you can also click great photos.

5. Trongsa

Trongsa, the central part of the country, formerly Tongsa, is a hilly and beautiful town. It is an ideal place for those looking for peace, here you will experience infinite peace, see the spectacular view of deep valleys and black mountains.

Apart from being a peaceful place, the beautiful city of Bhutan has a lot of historical significance as it was the seat of the Wangchuck Dynasty before ruling Bhutan. 

Trongsa has the largest Dzong fort, as it is the geographical center of Bhutan, thus having strategic importance connecting different parts of Bhutan.

6. Bumthang

Bumthang is home to four beautiful mountain valleys. There are many ancient monasteries and temples that are worth visiting.

Known for its religion, spirituality and history, it is one of the best places in Bhutan. Kurjee and Tamshing Lakhang are major sightseeing spots and tourists can also go for hill trekking. In Bumthang every year in February, the Bhutanese organize a festival of nomads.

7. Trashygang

Trashigang is a famous tourist destination and beautiful city of Bhutan which is also known as the jewel of the east.

Let us tell you that Trashigang is a beautiful hill station in Bhutan, spread from 600 meters to 4000 meters altitude.

 Trashigang is the largest district in Bhutan which is very beautiful and peaceful. It is a city famous for trade in Bhutan, being an important trading center on the trade route between Assam and Tibet.

Trashigang has many tourist spots that you can visit during your Bhutan trip. Trashigang Dzong is a fort that is one of the most famous tourist destinations.

 Along with this, the district also has its own domestic airport, Yonphula Airport.

Dangme Chu, Bhutan’s largest river, also flows through the city, offering many fascinating sights. If you are planning to visit Bhutan tourist places then you can also visit Trashigang and its popular places.

8. Ha Valley Tourism

This valley is known as the smallest Dzongkhag (district) in Bhutan. It is one of the most beautiful places in the southwest of Bhutan which is an extremely good place for nature lovers and trekkers.

In addition, it is the only place in the world where the cream-colored blue poppy (Meconopsis superba) can be found. 

The place is a sparsely populated area and home to nomadic shepherds.

Haa Valley is located 30kms from Paro accessible via Chele La Pass. Bhutan’s best trekking trails and mountain biking trails are also organized around this area. 

If you are planning to visit this valley then the best time to visit is from October to November.

9. Fuensholing

Phuntsholing is the second largest city in Bhutan which shares its border with the Indian state of West Bengal.
It serves as an entry point for travelers from Kolkata and Siliguri and is an important financial center of Bhutan.

Phantsholing is more developed than most cities in Bhutan and is full of natural attractions.

Tourists can visit Zhangto Pelri Lhakhang, Karbandi Monastery, Bhutan Gate and Kharbandi Gompa during their Phuntsholing tour.

Zhangto Pailari Lakhang is a small temple dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. Bhutan Gate is the main entrance from India, which is an excellent example of traditional Bhutanese architecture.

10. Jakar

Zakar is the largest and most beautiful valley in Bumthang, situated at the foothills of the Chokhor Valley. Let me tell you that Zakar   is also known as “ Little Switzerland ”. Zakhar is the chief administrative town of Bumthang District.

The place is surrounded by tree-lined mountain ranges with monasteries and zongs making it an ideal destination for both history buffs and nature lovers. Jharkhand is full of many historical and holy places.

It is considered to be the origin of Buddhism in Bhutan. If you want to visit a natural place in Bhutan, you should visit Jharkhand. 

Tourists can enjoy other activities like trekking and mountain biking to visit the tourist spots.

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